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Only Doer

Diamond Approach

Glossary of Spiritual Wisdom

From the teachings of A.H. Almaas

What is Only Doer?

Diamond Approach Teachings About: Only Doer

Being is What Creates and Sustains Everything Through Its Logos Dimension

One specific characteristic of the personal Being is that it includes in its coemergence the logos dimension. This dimension of creative dynamism gives our experience of personal Being the sense that it personally acts and responds. Being is what creates and sustains everything, through its logos dimension. It is what makes anything happen, what moves and transforms all manifest forms. It is the only doer. However, since it is now personalized we experience it as personal doing. In other words, personal Being acts in a personal manner, where this action is nothing but the creative display of the logos, now integrated with the personal quality of essence. In the self-realization of personal Being, we experience ourselves as the wholeness of Reality, so we do not only feel personal but realize we are a dynamic and active cosmic presence. We can actually experience ourselves, as this cosmic dynamic presence, moving the winds and the stars. We feel that all that happens in the universe happens through our personal will and intelligence. This is not the will and intelligence of the individual soul, but of the cosmic Being, the personal boundless and infinite Being.

The Force that in One Unified Act Manifests the Totality of Existence

In other words, there is only one doer, one mover, and that is true nature. Furthermore, the universal doer has only one act: the act of continuous creation. This doer does not take individual or specific actions, for it is not an entity in the space-time of manifestation. It is the force that in one unified act manifests the totality of existence. What we call action, doing, behavior, and functioning are actually imaginary things. In reality, there are no such things. More precisely, we may experience the unity of Being moving our hand, or circling the earth around the sun. It is accurate to think it is the action of the one doer, and not any particular individual being. This subtle and rare perception is still not completely accurate, for we are not seeing the unity of all actions, all movement, all changes. When we see the unity of action, as in the dimension of dynamic presence, we recognize that it is not a doing, but simply the manifesting or creation of all Reality as one unified fabric. This unified fabric is always unfolding, and unfolding in a pattern. We discern some of the dynamic elements of this pattern and call them action, behavior, and so on. In reality, there is no such thing as one person moving her arm, nor even God moving the person’s arm. The expression “movement of the arm” is simply a convention that abstracts out a particular subpattern from the universal dynamic pattern and reifies it as such movement. In other words, individual action is a reification of a subprocess of the overall unfolding of the universe, inseparable from this overall unfolding

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